Navigation Simulation Services – Egina FPSO

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As part of a $3.3 billion project, a new unpowered FPSO platform (commissioned by Total Oil & Gas and built by Samsung Heavy Industries (Korea)) is to be fitted out at a recently developed shore fabrication yard in the port of Lagos, Nigeria. The project required real-time, comprehensive and collective training for two Tow and 12 Tug Masters.

Phase 1 – Initial & Proving Navigation Simulation Studies

CARES Group Maritime Division was commissioned to conduct:

  • An initial simulation investigation to determine FPSO access in the port of Lagos to a potential new-build shore fabrication facility in Nigeria (2013).
  • A ‘Proving Simulation’ to establish FPSO port access for arrival, turn and departure between the Lagos Fairway buoy and the Berthing Basin (2016).

Phase 2 – Tow and Tug Master Navigation Simulation Training

CARES Group Maritime Division was commissioned to:

  • Design bespoke, real-time and collective simulation training for two Tow and 12 Tug Masters for arrival and turn of the FPSO platform at the port of Lagos.
  • The Egina FPSO Platform (335m length overall by 60m beam) successfully entered the port of Lagos on 23 January 2018.